Title page from The Works, vol. 12 (Correspondence and Papers 1816-1826)

Part of: The Works of Thomas Jefferson, 12 vols. The Works, vol. 12 (Correspondence and Papers 1816-1826)

Volume 12 of the “Federal Edition” of Jefferson’s works in 12 volumes edited by Paul Leicester Ford in 1904-05. This volume contains various letters and papers from the years 1816-1826.

Key Quotes

Presidents, Kings, Tyrants, & Despots

I see, as you do, and with the deepest affliction, the rapid strides with which the federal branch of our government is advancing towards the usurpation of all the rights reserved to the States, and the consolidation in itself of all powers, foreign and domestic; and that, too, by constructions…

War & Peace

I turn, however, with some confidence to a different auxiliary, a revolution in England, now, I believe unavoidable. The crisis so long expected, inevitable as death, altho’ uncertain like that in it’s date, is at length arrived. Their government has acted over again the fable of the frog and the…